As a parent/carer you are your child’s first educator and play a vital role in their personal and social development. Therefore, PSHE education should always be a partnership between schools and parents/carers. This guide will support you to contribute to your child’s PSHE education outside of school or through home learning. This guidance is relevant at any time, but particularly so given current school closures due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Mental health & emotional wellbeing — home learning lessons
NEW primary home learning lesson packs exploring different strategies pupils can use to help them manage their mental health and emotional wellbeing during this challenging period.
The primary lessons help pupils to develop their understanding of different feelings and to reflect on how they can support their own and others’ mental health.
Please consult the Guide for parents and carers educating children at home above before using these lessons in a home setting.
Next steps: embracing change and transition in uncertain times
These primary home learning resources will equip your child with the skills and strategies they need to manage their feelings about moving to the next stage of their education and lives.
Acknowledging the impact of school closures, the lessons encourage children to reflect on the range of opportunities and challenges that they might experience as they move from one key stage to the next, as well as how they can manage these. Children will also be able to analyse different sources of support and assess who and what can help them, both during school closures and in the future. Finally, children are given the opportunity to celebrate their successes in school so far.
These lessons help children to:
- Identify feelings about moving to the next key stage
- Explore the impact of school closures on transition
- Describe the changes that can occur as they move to the next key stage
- Assess the challenges of transition and strategies to manage these
- Identify sources of support
These lessons form part of our range of materials to support pupils learning at home during the coronavirus school closures.